Author: Nuria Cruz-Cámara
Author info: Associate Professor of Spanish
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
Synopsis: The original title of this book is El laberinto intertextual de Carmen Martín Gaite: Un Estudio de Sus Novelas de las Noventa. This is the first book dealing with the theme of intertextuality in the four novels that the famous Spanish author wrote during the 1990s. The complex labyrinth of literary and cultural references requires a detailed analysis that unveils the function and implications of the numerous intertexts, which include literary and artistic movements (Romanticism), literary genres (romance and fairy tales), and cultural and social discourses (psychoanalysis, postmodernity, motherhood). The concept of intertextuality itself becomes a metaphor for the construction of identity.